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Rapidly rising bandwidth usage in both residential and business subscriber bases combined with the need to deliver user-driven services has network operators around the globe taking stock of their existing Networks. They must identify the technologies needed to ensure their competitive position moving forward when facing both existing and new entrants into the markets they serve. Next-Gen Passive Optical Network (PON) technologies will enable access speeds up to 10 times that of existing Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service offerings, while also providing the agile physical layer for on-demand services creation and cloud-based services delivery.